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2nd Annual California State Fair BYC Meetup!

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by HHandbasket, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Hi everyone,

    We had so much fun together as a group last year that we've decided to repeat the event this year. Last year, we met at the Poultry Exhibit when the chickens were on display, and we'll be doing the same thing again this year!

    Junior Poultry competition and exhibit will take place July 18-21. Open Poultry competition and exhibit is July 29-31. Because the Junior Poultry judging and showing takes place during the week, it will be easier for most folks who live outside the Sac area to make their travels on the weekends when they're not working.

    In that light, we are planning this year's get-together on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at the Fur & Feathers Exhibit at the state fair!

    Everybody get your chicken groove on and come to Cal Expo this year for the fur, feathers, and FUN!

    We hope lots of you can come! We really enjoyed seeing all the chickens in competition last year and chit-chatting about everything from hatching to processing. Let's try to make this year's event even bigger than before!

  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    Sounds great, I'll definitely try to be there.

    I'm also willing to help give a few folks a ride in you're in the Oakland area. [​IMG]
  3. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

    Apr 28, 2010
    SF Bay Area, CA
    It sounds like fun! We were planning on going to the state fair to check out the chickens. I think that I've already asked for that weekend off from work. There will be 4 of us if my oldest DD can get that day off, too. [​IMG]
  4. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

    Sep 18, 2009
    SF East Bay CA
    ACK! why does this happen every year... [​IMG]

    We are camping that weekend at Russian Gulch
  5. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Songster

    Feb 2, 2011
    Paradise, CA
    Darn, that's the first day of our annual vacation week in Fort Bragg with all our family! I really would love to meet every one.
  6. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Every year at the state fair, the poultry judging is the last weekend of the fair. We decided it follows along with the theme of chickenkeeping to attend as a group when the poultry are actually on display. Unfortunately, the fair occurs at a time of year when many families plan their vacations.

    For future years, plan your family vacation to include the last weekend of the fair to see all the cool poultry people bring in for competition from all over the state!
  7. classicsredone

    classicsredone Songster

    Jan 6, 2011
    Crunchy California
    We won't be showing this year, but we'd love to meet up with you guys if we can. So far we don't have plans for that weekend.

  8. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Hi everyone! Just updating to give you guys some new information about the meetup!

    This year, we are going to have a couple of prizes. There will be a chicken bracelet, at least TWO other prizes that are in the works, and our Fearless Leader, Nifty Chicken, has generously agreed to donate a GFM as a door prize!! But ya can't get a prize if you don't come so COME !!! Bring pics and stories of your chooks! We'll be looking into actual judging and showing times so that when we meet up, we don't interfere with any activities going on in the Fur & Feathers exhibit building.

    See you at the state fair at the end of July! [​IMG]
  9. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Anybody interested in having an egg swap at the meetup?
  10. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Greetings, ladies and gentlemen!

    Just wanted to remind everyone of the meetup at the State Fair on Sunday, July 31, 2011. We will meet in the Fur & Feathers exhibit around noon.

    Those of us that are planning to attend should exchange cell phone numbers so we can find each other. For those that are planning to go, feel free to message me & I'll give you my cell # so we can find each other at the fair.

    We met later in the day last year, and it was just terribly sticky-hot, so we are going to meet a little earlier this year.

    I can't wait to meet all the new folks! [​IMG]

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